Category: Exhibition Design + Interior Design
Title: Urban Roots
Name/s: Laura Pott
Medium, object: Urban greening project
University/s: TH Ostwestfalen-Lippe
Supervision: Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Sandra Bruns, Prof. Johannes Brückner
The background to my work is the current lack of space in big cities and the need for green spaces. Urban gardening is becoming more and more popular, especially in the Corona pandemic. But
the growing need for new housing gets in the way. My solution: to transform unused existing spaces, like a parking deck in this case, into a metropolitan oasis. The place should
ecological and social aspects and create an alternative to classic allotment and community gardens. The focus here is on leisure, recreation and community.
Landscaped gardens and green spaces offer the opportunity for communal gardening, and gazebos serve as overnight accommodation.
The idea of urban gardening on a multi-storey car park is not new. Laura Pott develops the concept further in terms of interior architecture in the outdoor space, sensitively conceiving garden arbours in the manner of tiny houses.
and thus attempts to solve several urbanity issues at once: more green in the city, housing needs, local food production, central meeting places in the green without traffic, less sealing, less overheating.
sealing, less overheating of the areas. Many mayors should take a closer look at this allotment garden culture brought into the times.